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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book (nominee)
Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires—spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward.

David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.


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September 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (Oprah Book Club #62)
Author(s): David Wroblewski
ISBN: 0-06-176806-5 / 978-0-06-176806-4 (USA edition)
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.)
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (Oprah Book Club #62)
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Author(s): David Wroblewski
ISBN: 1-5046-3768-2 / 978-1-5046-3768-8 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: Library Edition
Author(s): David Wroblewski
ISBN: 1-5046-3767-4 / 978-1-5046-3767-1 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle Unabridged
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September 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Author(s): David Wroblewski
ISBN: 1-4361-6030-8 / 978-1-4361-6030-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.)
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Title: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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September 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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